I hear you when it comes to breathe time. Things have been crazy around here with regard to work, but I’ve made it a point to keep as much of my free time to offline pursuits as possible lately, with the exception of things I find genuinely enjoyable, like helping others join the Indieweb. It’s made things a lot less stressful for me. I realize that may not be an option for you, but I really hope you get a break soon.
Oh cool. I logged into micro.blog on my laptop, (which I haven’t done in a long time), and there’s a discussion of markdown versus HTML going on and it’s civil as usual. I’m team HTML because I find it much simpler than Markdown. In other news, I’ve started using My Fitness Pal again because it syncs with my Apple Watch and, (for that ecosystem), it’s the most accessible food tracker I’ve found. I started tracking my food again on Monday and I’ve made some slight changes to my diet, but I’m not expecting any losses this week. Because of the goal I’ve set for myself, I have a calorie allowance of 1870, which is amazingly hard to spread out over a day while I’m still collecting things like dishes and cooking gear. I’ll be happy if I don’t gain anything, but I don’t suppose I’m going to be too disappointed if I do. I’m still gettiing back into the habbit of keeping track of what I’m eating and drinking, so I suppose I’m cutting myself a little slack on making changes. The book challenge is going forward, although I need to spend some time with Goodreads logging the ones I’ve finished since I last logged one. I’ve finished the Prey Series, but it’s not all logged yet, and I’ve started rereading the Scott Harvath series by Brad Thor to introduce John to that series. I have some Audible credits to spend, so I picked up the next book in the Kill Chain series by William Hertling, Kill Switch. It’s the sequel to Kill Process, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I think this is enough for now, more next time.
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Current status: Looking around the Podtrac dashboard to see if I can delete my address and phone number, which it required for registration and autopopulated, correctly, without asking my permission. I am very much not amused right now. There are zero, absolutely zero reasons why podcast statistics should require anybody’s personal details like that. If those details are sought, then permission should be explicitly asked. If those details are going to be autopopulated then explicit mention of where they’re being pulled from should also be made, and permission to autopopulate should also be asked for. This kind of shit is why people hate big tech so much.
I just spent over an hour fighting with an admin consul with a pretty much inaccessible UI and a metric fuckton of settings. I really don’t care at this point why things on the web end up inaccessible or how it happens. If you put things on the web that are inaccessible you can go fuck yourself and you can do it until your shit is accessible. If you are a person with disabilities urging dipplomatic restraint in accessibility negotiations you can go fuck yourself too. I am tired of this shit. All I want to do is get my work done without a ton of shit, without having to fight with screen readers and browsers and switch back and forth between the best combinations and I am tired of negotiating and educating. I want to live my fucking life why is this so Goddamn much to ask? Fuck!
? I’ve read all but one of the books in the Prey Series by John Sandford and started the latest one yesterday. I’ve finished forty-two percent of Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, and I’ve really enjoyed it. I plan to read some of his other novels, including Fall which was published this year if I can get them. The book challenge is moving ahead at full steam, but other than the Neal Stephenson books, I’m not sure what I’ll read next.
The crockpot barbecue chicken has been unit tested. Verdict: Awesome! Dinner is going to be amazing, and all the moreso because I get to have it and you don’t. 🙂 If you want it, it’s a matter of getting some of your favorite barbecue sauce and some boneless skinless chicken thighs from your grocery store, making sure they’re thawed and washed, and put in the crockpot with the sauce poured over them and cooking on high for about five hours. Cook on medium if you’re going to be gone all day. For the blinks, when it starts to sizzle, turn it off and let cool, after unit testing of course. Then, serve with veggies cooked and seasoned according to preference, and a starch, (potatoes new or red, or yams). Bread and dessert optional. If you’re going to serve with a bread, challah is great.
A huge grocery run was executed yesterday, and since I got one of the boxes with pots and pans in it this past weekend, I am making barbecued chicken in the crockpot tomorrow for dinner and mixed veggies and I am looking very much forward to it. I’m looking forward to doing a lot of cooking experimentation this summer and into the fall. I have so many recipes I want to try out. Welcome to Wednesday everybody.
Shoutout to the humans I know who work at Google and had to endure the outages Sunday and yesterday. It might be fun to snark on social media when big companies fall on their faces, but there are always humans who end up having to stick around and thanklessly fix the messes. I don’t know if any of you were caught up in that, but if you were I hope you get some extra off-time.
Wow. Apparently I have not had enough coffee yet, because I just tried to log into a WordPress install on a domain I haven’t owned for a while now. I have no idea why I even typed that domain as I haven’t thought about it in months. Maybe even a year or more. I’m not sure why it popped into my head just now. I wasn’t planning to be up this early today, but my brain woke me up around 4AM, so up it is I guess. Welcome to Sunday.
Me, after the windows have been open for a few minutes: “Something smells good coming in here. It’s probably the drier.” The Sweety: “Na, I farted.” This is how you win Friday night, I’m still laughing. Shabbat shalom y’all.
Since I have to re-add tabs to the browser, I’ve decided micro.blog gets the first spot this time. I’ll be taking a good hard look at what gets launched at startup. Maybe I’ll leave some of them off. I’m still deciding. For right now, an ice cold root beer is in order.
Sooooooooo……. Firefox updated, and after the updates were finished, all my tabs are gone. How’s your Friday going? I’m going to be so glad when this day is finally over. The universe has been telling me all day I should not be working and it’s apparently hell-bent on forcing the issue. I may take Monday off as well since I didn’t get this past Monday off. Only two more hours left.